three days in Hong Kong (trip planning)
Going to Hong Kong in late March with a couple of friends, unfortunately only going for three full days (fly in late the night the day before and leave in the morning the day after), and then off to Kyoto and Tokyo for six more days. We enjoy Asian food in general, and seafood in particular (although we are happy to eat anything delicious and are certainly not looking to avoid anything). Given all the undoubtedly great places we are not going to due to lack of time, am interesting in hearing if any of the below isn't great or is better substituted for by something else. Also I know sometimes places do a great dinner, and a less good lunch, so if you can let me know that as well it would be much appreciated.
Friday, March 28th
Lunch at The Chairman
Dinner at China Club
Saturday, March 29th
Lunch at Gateway Cuisine at the Lei Yui Mun Seafood Bazaar
Dinner at Rainbow Seafood Restaurant on Lamma Island
Sunday, March 30th
Dim sum lunch at Man Wah
Cantonese seafood and suckling pig at Xin Dan Ji
Wherever we end up going, will definitely write a trip report at the end.
I know you folks love seafood, but for your Saturday itinerary, why pick having two seafood meals in one day and at places with very similar environs and similar style of cooking???!!
You can have seafood prepared in another style? Why not try Shanghainese in either Liu Yuan Pavillion, Ye Shanghai or Jardin de Jade?? Quick stirred fry/oil poached fresh water shrimps, South China Sea Sole or Barramundi filet with Chinese wine sauce and wood fungus or Stirred fried Crab with bean sauce can be equally tasty!!
If you like to venture out of the city core, you can also take the train to Tai Wai in the New Territories and try out the Michelin rated 'Fung Lum' Their Sha-Tin roasted pigeons and ' Fried wild sea prawns in peppered spiced salt ' are both killer dishes. Especially the addictive latter!! I have had mini chowmeets with fellow S'pore chowhounder Fourseason and Austrian chowhounder Nilescable there!
There are so many great restaurants that serve great seafood. May be a bit more research using www.openrice.com might help?!!
re: Charles Yu
Martha - stay in touch, I may be passing by HK in mid-Dec on my way to and from Swatow ( 汕头/Shantou) together with a couple of my maternal uncles from Singapore - we're visiting my maternal grandfather's ancestral village but hoping to also pig-out on Chiuchow/Chaozhou food at its source ;-)